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Hit the Deck (1955)





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Hit the Deck is the second film version of the same-named 1927 hit Broadway musical. Though updated for the 1950s, the basic plot remains the same. Sailors Tony Martin, Vic Damone and Russ Tamblyn spend their entire shore leave in pursuit of three beautiful gals. Martin is "that way" about Ann Miller, Damone is stuck on Jane Powell, and Russ Tamblyn only has eyes for Debbie Reynolds. Some fun is extracted from the fact that Tamblyn is the son of by-the-book admiral Walter Pidgeon. Additional comedy relief is provided by Alan King (the same!) and Henry Slate as a pair of dumb-dumb shore patrolmen. The Vincent Youmans-Leo Robin-Clifford Grey-Irving Caesar score includes such standards as "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I Know that You Know", and the showstopping "Hallelujah". The 1930 version of Hit the Deck, starring Jack Oakie, was filmed by RKO; that version was purchased by MGM and hasn't been seen publicly in nearly 70 years.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Herbert Fields, Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


Tony Martin
as William
Walter Pidgeon
as Adm. Smith
Gene Raymond
as Wendell
Ann Miller
as Ginger
Kay Armen
as Mrs. Ferrari
Richard Anderson
as Lt. Jackson
Henry Slate
as Shore patrol
Alan King
as Shore patrol
The Jubalaires
as Themselves
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Critic Reviews for Hit the Deck

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hit the Deck

Colorful musical with lots of talent involved, if only the script was better this would have been more memorable.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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